The Kansas Legislature is positioning to throw teachers under the bus.

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You might be wondering what happened to HB 2085, the bill to dismantle collective bargaining for teachers and the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association proposal to strip teachers of any voice in anything except salary, supplemental pay, sick leave and personal leave. We were wondering as well until we got wind of a game afoot. The House Commerce Committee met today … Read More

The Kansas Legislature is positioning to throw teachers under the bus.

The end of Kansas as we know it.

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If the governor now signs the tax bill on his desk there will be no money for anything. Public education, state employees, roads, KPERS, police and firefighters. Nothing. Click here to add your name to our petiton urgin the Governor to Veto HB 2117 and keep Kansas from going bankrupt. Then take a moment to call the governor’s office and … Read More

The end of Kansas as we know it.

House Appropriations votes to reduce school funding immediately

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The following update is taken from the KNEA “Under The Dome” email update. Appropriations votes to reduce school funding immediately Unencumbered balances under constant attack House conservatives, under the leadership of Speaker Mike O’Neal (R-Hutchinson), continue their relentless attack on fund balances in school districts, going after them in both the Appropriations and Education Budget Committees yesterday. The House Education Budget Committee … Read More

House Appropriations votes to reduce school funding immediately

New bi-partisan Senate school finance plan

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So far during this legislative session, we have covered a variety of issues facing Kansas workers. However, while we have been diligently working to protect workers rights and provide information about the attack on workers, we have done a disservice to the hard working people of Kansas by neglecting to provide any update on one of the most important issues facing working … Read More

New bi-partisan Senate school finance plan

Brownback’s war against the middle class.

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We are a little over a week into the 2012 Session and Brownback administration is literally thowing things against the wall to see what will stick. Not surprisingly, these ideas all happen to be bad news for working families. We’ve focused so far on the Governor’s plan to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, and yesterday we learned just … Read More

Brownback’s war against the middle class.